Ship Construction

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Elsevier, Dec 14, 2006 - Transportation - 376 pages
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Ship Construction is a comprehensive text for students of naval architecture, ship building and construction, and for professional Naval Architects and Marine Engineers as a refresher on the latest developments in ship types, safety and shipyard practices. Beginning with an introduction to ship building and concluding with the finished product, the book enables the reader to follow the construction of a ship from start to finish. Eyres explores in depth, chapter by chapter, the development of ship types, materials and strengths of ships, welding and cutting, shipyard practice, ship structure and outfitting. The new edition includes a new chapter on computer-aided design and manufacture, and all the latest international regulations and technological developments.

· Covers the complete ship construction process including the development of ship types, materials and strengths of ships, welding and cutting, shipyard practice, ship structure and outfitting
· All the latest developments in technology and shipyard methods, including a new chapter on computer-aided design and manufacture
· Essential for students and professionals, particularly those working in shipyards, supervising ship construction, conversion and maintenance

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This book gives all the required informations for the students who are studying the subject of ship construction. All the informations are very clear and simple to understand.

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I must admit, the book is very good. However, as a student in naval architecture/engineering i think that quiet some mathematical aspects are missing. also strength of materials, even though there is a chapter about ship strength, is somewhat neglected. also definitions of the different weights and coefficients like Cb , Cw etc are not mentioned. The Simpson formula which is widely use to calculate the buyoyancy isnt mentione ones, and about ship stability: where is the metacentric radius?froude number, reynolds number, hydrostatic and dynamics basics... my critic may seem harsh, but ill put it that way: reading it before starting the course certanly helped me with some of the basics, but for 50eu(aprox. 75 USD) i expected more... out of 10, i can only give it a 7 . as i said: very informative, interesting, and well written, but it misses quiet a few important points. on the pro the welding chapter (even though lacking formulas) is very good! Sachon 


Part 2 Materials and Strength of Ships
Part 3 Welding and Cutting
Part 4 Shipyard Practice
Part 5 Ship Structure
Part 6 Outfit
Part 7 International Regulations

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Former lecturer in Naval Architecture at Plymouth University, UK, and former Manager of Policy and Standards Development with the Maritime Safety Authority of New Zealand.

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